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Presidential advisor Mihalache, proposed ambassador to the United Kingdom

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Wednesday night that the chief of Presidential Chancellery, Dan Mihalache was proposed as ambassador to the United Kingdom.

“I can confirm that Mr. Mihalache was proposed for the office of ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain [and Northern Ireland] and I can say that I have approved this demand, and it is not the only one. We are working on a package of some 20 positions of ambassadors that I have approved,” Iohannis said in an interview to the public television TVR.

He also mentioned that Daniel Ionita, secretary of state in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, is the proposition for ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, while the former ambassador in Chisinau, Marius Lazurca is proposed as ambassador to Hungary.

The head of state specified that the list of new ambassador will be communicated on Thursday to the Parliament for hearings in the specialist committees.

Dan Mihalache has been appointed presidential advisor on 22 December 2014.

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